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The water-filled pool within a pitcher plant, it turns out, is a tiny ecosystem whose inner workings are similar to those of a full-scale water body.
A new 3-D motion detection system could help identify baseball pitchers who are at risk for shoulder injuries.
At first glance, pitcher plants appear to be simple carnivorous plants that entrap and digest hapless insects that fall into them. However, a closer look reveals a complex food web of fly larvae, rotifers, midge larvae, and bacteria that exist within the plants’ pitcher.
Researchers have observed for the first time how a Venezuelan pitcher plant uses moisture on its tiny hairs to create a ‘waterslide of death’, sending unsuspecting ants further down into the plant, where they are eventually digested.
New research at the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that teenagers born prematurely may suffer brain development problems that directly affect their memory and learning abilities.
Scientists from Cambridge University have found that a carnivorous plant employs the laws of physics to help it find its meals.
In a new study, baseball fans exhibit a high moral tolerance for a form of revenge not otherwise practiced in most of contemporary society: avenging a teammate who has been hit by a pitch by aiming a pitch at an opposing batter who was not previously involved.
Symbol: SAAZG Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48 N Synonyms: SAAZI Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. intermedia Epling SAAZP Salvia azurea Michx. ex Lam. ssp. pitcheri (Torr. ex Benth.) Epling SAPI3 Salvia pitcheri Torr. ex Benth. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AR, CO, CT, IL, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NE, NM, NY, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT,...
Symbol: MIPA6 Group: Dicot Family: Caryophyllaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48 N Synonyms: ARPA27 Arenaria patula Michx. SAPA28 Sabulina patula (Michx.) Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA Classification: Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta...
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.